Port Lincoln City Council worker Peter Anderson still loves what he does, even after 45 years of service.
The council celebrated Mr Anderson’s milestone on May 8, where he was presented with a certificate recognising his four-and-a-half decades with the council.
He has one of the longest tenures with the council, with possibly the late Jack Tyler being the only person to have put in more time.
Mr Anderson said the milestone had come up “very quickly”.
“Time flies when you’re having fun with good workmates,” he said.
Mr Anderson said he started working with the council on May 8, 1972.
“I had left a company that never had much work and the council had schemes going and I got put on one.
“I was a painter by trade so in the first two years I did a lot of painting.”
Mr Anderson said he had mostly done line marking but had also done garbage and recycling collection as well as lawn mowing.
He said his favourite part of working with the council had been his workmates.
“They are a great bunch of guys to work with,” he said.
However retirement is on the horizon.
Mr Anderson started counting down when he had 100 months left and is now down to 16 but said “I still enjoy what I do”.